Ridgeline Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Nick Kuhn on May 11, 2004|
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DescriptionLooking for a an escape from summertime heat where you can sport climb on moderate routes? Ridgeline is it. With a short approach, bolted routes from 5.5 to 5.10, solid rock, quality fixed gear, and a shady base, this is a wonderful spot to enjoy a day of fun, safe climbing. It's been 95 degrees in Tucson while I've felt a chill wearing a T-shirt and shorts at Ridgeline. A 50m rope and 10 draws should be all you need here.
Getting ThereTake Catalina Highway past San Pedro Vista to about milepost 18.5, with a steep slope of white rock bordering the right side of the road. There is a parking pullout that can accomodate several cars. The trailhead is at the upper end of the pullout.
Hike the trail uphill as it parallels a small gully until you reach a saddle where the trail hits a T-junction. The T-junction is currently marked by a semi-demolished firepit. Go left and continue slightly uphill for approximately 2 minutes. Turn right at a faint climber trail which is frequently marked by a cairn. A brief descent deposits you at the base of the crag. Allow ~10-15 minutes for the approach. On the return, take care not to miss the T-junction at the saddle or you'll end up at Boneyard and have to spend more of your pleasant afternoon climbing those routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Ridgeline
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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